Whether you’re scheduled for surgery or interested in learning more about the patient journey, the videos and papers below will help you understand more about what’s expected before and after surgery.
Preoperative Patient Education Class
Preoperative Patient Education for Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery
Preoperative Patient Education for Laminectomy/Discectomy
Post-operative Total Hip Arthroplasty video – Learn about expected mobility and how to handle day-to-day activities after total hip replacement
Post-operative Total Knee Replacement video – Learn about expected mobility and how to handle day-to-day activities after total knee replacement
Post-operative Spine Surgery – log rolling – Learn the best technique to get in and out of bed after spine surgery to avoid twisting and bending (new)
What You Need to Know about Anticoagulant Therapy Video – Gregory Piazza, MD, discusses what patients need to know when taking anticoagulants or blood thinners.
Anticoagulation Audio File
Top Ten Things to Know Before Spine Surgery
What to Bring to the Hospital – Instructions
A Guide to Taking Warfarin
We hope you have found this information helpful. If you have questions or need further clarification please contact:
Mary Anne Murphy Kenyon, MPH, MS, RN, ONC Nursing Director – Tower 16AB Orthopaedic Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital (617) firstname.lastname@example.org
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